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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2000 GMC C3500 - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a C3500 are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our parts page for coupons on new belts for your C3500!
The belts in your C3500 connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your C3500 is one of those GMCs that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (2 Door)
There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (2 Door)
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See how to seal up minor power steering fluid leaks2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (2 Door)
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (2 Door)
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (2 Door)